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16 August 2017

UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology nominated for two Collaborate to Innovate awards

The UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology has recently been shortlisted in two categories of the prestigious The Engineer Collaborate to Innovate Awards 2017 . The Hub, along with its industrial partners RSK and Teledyne-e2v, has been shortlisted in the Academic Innovator category for its role in developing a UK Quantum Sensor Technology
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11 August 2017

Applications for UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology Partnership partnership fund due Wednesday 23 August

The deadline for submitting applications for the QT Hub for Sensors and Metrology Partnership partnership fund is 4pm on Wednesday 23rd August. The mission of the UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology is to translate state-of-the-art lab technology into deployable practical devices. Collaboration is at the heart of what we do, with academics and
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11 August 2017

NQIT Industry Day

We held our first NQIT Industry Day in July in the beautiful surroundings of Rhodes House, Oxford. It was a unique forum bringing together the national and global investment and business community with key quantum computing scientists and engineers from the UK-wide research consortium. Together we explored the commercial opportunities of quantum computing and informed the community on important developments within the UK and elsewhere – such as the €1 billion Quantum EU Flagship and NQIT’s progress towards the UK Quantum Computer Demonstrator, the so-called Q20:20 engine. Thirty-two organisations attended, including multi-nationals, SMEs and start-ups from a variety of sectors including manufacturing, aerospace, finance, hi-tech, digital, telecoms, oil and gas, and IT.


10 August 2017

NQIT Researchers Win 3 Grants in Latest Innovate UK Awards

Three new collaborations involving NQIT researchers and new NQIT spin-out companies have won nearly £2m from Innovate UK as part of their latest round of funding for the commercialisation of quantum technologies. The three new projects will explore exciting new applications of quantum technologies: - “Nanoparticle and chemical sensors using optical microcavities” - “Q-DOS light: quantum key distribution for drones with optimal size, weight and power” - “Quantum enhanced sensing of trace compounds in sealed containers”


02 August 2017

UK Quantum Technology Hub’s Cold Atom Space Payload (CASPA) mission featured on BBC News

On 1 August, BBC News featured a story on the UK Quantum Technology’s Hub Cold Atom Space Payload (CASPA) mission to advance the use of quantum sensing technology in space. Clyde Space, a Glasgow-based satellite maker, will send a tiny 6U CubeSat satellite into space carrying quantum-based technology developed by sensor specialist Teledyne e2v and
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17 July 2017

Director of UK Quantum Technology Hub recognised with Founders’ Award for Excellence

Professor Kai Bongs, Director of the UK Quantum Technology Hub, received a Founders’ Awards for Excellence at the University of Birmingham Chancellor’s Dinner held on Thursday 13 July. Professor Bongs (pictured centre), who also serves as Head of the Midlands Ultracold Atom Research Centre at the University of Birmingham, received the Josiah Mason award for
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12 July 2017

Sussex physicists unveil pop-up lab at Spitalfields Market

Members of the public learnt about quantum physics yesterday as part of an innovative pop-up lab being run by the University of Sussex at Spitalfields Market, London.

The lab, which was in the capital just for a day, has been created to educate the public about a new quantum computer being developed by scientists at the university.


07 July 2017

QuantIC showcases latest technologies at the world’s largest photonics industry event

QuantIC showcased off some of its latest imaging technologies at Laser World of Photonics in Munich for the first time. Laser World of …

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06 July 2017

NQIT Annual Report 2017 Published

We are pleased to announce our second Annual Report, marking the halfway point through NQIT’s five-year programme, and covering the progress made in our second year of the project, up to the beginning of 2017.

The first two years have seen the consortium focus its efforts towards refining the overall system architecture
and design to deliver the Q20:20 quantum computer demonstrator. We have made significant advances in
both system and engineering design, and identified the most effective components for assembling the system.


19 June 2017

NQIT at the Oxfordshire Science Festival

On Sunday 18th June, we had a stand at the Explorazone: Hands-On Weekend in Oxford Town Hall, part of this year's Oxfordshire Science Festival.

Around 1000 people came to the science fair, despite the sweltering heat, or perhaps as a respite from it, and the NQIT researchers who made up "Quantum Crew" engaged with around 100 visitors - families, groups of friends, tourists - who came round the science during the day.